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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abdication, stepping down(noun)

    a formal resignation and renunciation of powers

  2. abdication, stepping down(noun)

    the act of abdicating

Wiktionary

  1. abdication(Noun)

    The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority.

  2. Origin: * First attested in 1552.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abdication(noun)

    the act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority

  2. Origin: [L. abdicatio: cf. F. abdication.]

Freebase

  1. Abdication

    Abdication is the renunciation by a monarch, such as a king or emperor of his or her office.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdication in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abdication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. "A Canticle for Leibowitz":

    Ignorance is king, many would not prosper by its abdication.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.

  3. Emily Dickinson:

    The abdication of belief makes the behavior small -- better an ignis fatuus than no illume at all.

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